MFPE Position Announcement: Field Consultant

October 12, 2023 / Comments (0)


The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE) seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Field Consultant, based in Helena. Successful applicant should possess experience and/or formal training in fields related to job description, including organizing, contract arbitration, bargaining, and labor relations. 

The position is responsible for organizational development, membership promotion, and representation of MFPE members at the local level. This includes providing support, training, and assistance to local organizations, organizing new bargaining units and members, and for implementing MFPE policies and programs.

MFPE is a statewide union representing thousands of members employed in all aspects of public service and education.

Starting salary of $79,998.  Excellent benefits including employer-paid health insurance and four weeks paid vacation. Considerable in-state travel and some out-of-state travel is required. MFPE is an equal opportunity employer. 

Application is by letter and resume, detailing relevant experience, education and three professional references, to Erik Burke, MFPE Executive Director, 1232 E. Sixth Ave., Helena MT 59601, or by e-mail to [email protected]. 

Position will remain open, until filled. Call 406-442-4250 for more information.  A complete job description is below.


MFPE Field Consultant (UniServ) – Helena

Responsible to:  MFPE Deputy Executive Director

Position Summary:  The Field Consultant is responsible for providing support, training, and assistance to local organizations, for organizing new units, and for implementing MFPE policies and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities: The field consultant

1. Promotes and facilitates implementation of and adherence to MFPE programs and policies.

2. Assists and advises local organizations in all areas of organizational concern.

3. Initiates, plans and/or conducts organizational development, membership promotion and training programs for local organization leaders and members. Provides support for local organization negotiations and contract enforcement.

4. Organizes new bargaining units and local organizations.

5. Exercises responsibility for efficient operation of the area office.

6. Gathers, organizes and transmits to MFPE data necessary to maintain and implement MFPE program and policies.

7. Initiates, investigates and makes recommendations on legal and other support to local organizations or individual members. Acts as an agent of MFPE-retained legal counsel under the direction and control of counsel where necessary and appropriate.

8. Assists governance leaders as necessary and appropriate.

9. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

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